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    The OFFICIAL "I broke my Lower Link on my 2010 Reign X" thread.

    I figured that I would start a thread devoted to this issue. Please post here if you broke your lower link on your 2010 Reign X. Please leave details like frame size, riding style etc... Also kiwanoron has posted a comment on The Official Giant facebook page. Please feel free to go check it out and post something. The more the better. Heres the link http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?...d=385882708001

    frame size - Large
    riding style - trail/all mountain
    Link was snapped during a climb.

    Here is a copy of an email sent to one of the Giant reps:

    Giant Rep,

    Ron from Las Vegas here.


    Here is a group photo of the "Las Vegas Reign Gang"

    We did not get everyone in the group with a Reign X to get in this photo but most everyone is on the link below, 9 members with 2010's and 14 total members on Reign X's:

    http://www.meetup.com/thelvmbg/photos/849495/

    I have a a questions about the Lower Suspensions links. Does Giant know they have a problem with the 2010 Reign X links snapping. We thought it may have been from the link hitting the front derailleur when the suspension compressed(not the case). Someone also said it was due because of a long screw in the ISCG tab(not the case in any of the snaps I have seen). We have seen 5 links snap(in my group alone) and they were all on climbs. Just wondering when mine is going to snap? I have seen quite a few posts on MTBR about this problem. What is Giant doing to fix this?

    From the Giant Web Site - "If you’re going to bomb wicked steeps and stick big drops, you better trust your ride. No suspension has proven more trustworthy than Maestro. With 6.7 inches of cush travel and an all-new, incredibly lightweight and stable frame, think of Reign X as your all-mountain security blanket." - I am not feeling to Secure about my bike now!

    Please call me when you get a chance.

    ~Ron

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    2010 reign xo
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    riding style: trail /all mountain

    broke my link just before hitting a drop, as soon as i torqued to get some speed link snapped rear end twisted, loss of pedal power, almost biffed it, luckily it was 2ft instead of a 5 ft drop..

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    '10 Frameset
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    Riding: Freeride

    Linkage snapped pedalling back up to the top of a run in after hitting a sizeable step down.

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    I talked to a Rep. from Giant today and was told they are working on a solution to the problem. I was happy to hear the news. I will update here when I get some more info.

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    2010 Reign X0

    I rode a very nice 2010 Reign X0 that I rented in Moab. I was supposed to have it two days but the lower linkage broke on my first day. Size Medium (18 inch, rider weight 185 lbs).

    We were climbing Amasaback, little more than 1/2 way up the trail when I noticed,so it can be from hitting any massive drops, casuse that didn't happen. Maybe 2' to 3' max off some small ledges. I am no power climber either, so I can't say I was powering up, because I was in granny ring most of the time.

    One question to Giant, the links look very similar to the Reign and the Reign X. Not certain as to whether the length might be different but the strength / thickness of the links appears similar. I ended up riding a Reign 1 for three days in Moab and had an absolute blast on it. Just wished it had a Talas 36 rather than a Float 150.

    I have a 2008 Reign that I ride and my XC/AM bike and have no had any issues with the links, nor have I heard of anyone having issues. So I wonder why the RX has the issues.

    From what I understand the leverage ratios are the same, with the Reign having a 3:1 ratio using 2" stroke and 6" travel, and the RX 2.9:1 using a 2.25" stroke and 6.7" travel.

    Did the pre 2010 RX have lower links breaking or is it just the 2010 RX with the problem?

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    2010 Reign X1
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    Riding Style: trail / all mountain / enduro

    Broke my link pedaling on flat
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideitall
    We were climbing Amasaback, little more than 1/2 way up the trail when I noticed,so it can be from hitting any massive drops, casuse that didn't happen. Maybe 2' to 3' max off some small ledges. I am no power climber either, so I can't say I was powering up, because I was in granny ring most of the time.

    One question to Giant, the links look very similar to the Reign and the Reign X. Not certain as to whether the length might be different but the strength / thickness of the links appears similar. I ended up riding a Reign 1 for three days in Moab and had an absolute blast on it. Just wished it had a Talas 36 rather than a Float 150.

    Did the pre 2010 RX have lower links breaking or is it just the 2010 RX with the problem?
    Just to point out the obvious - you can not say the demo bike was not abused at some point unless you were the 1st to ride it. If it's a demo in Moab, it's been used hard. Maybe that moment was just the last straw

    The links on the Reign have no opening to clear ISCG tab's and that is where they are failing so I would say the links on the two bikes are totally different. Besides differences of over 1mm on a surface location may not be very obvious to the consumer but can make huge differences in strength. That said, it could be a material or processing issue so until we see what Giant does to fix it, we can't assume it's due to shape.

    Not aware of any pre 2010 RX frames ever braking the link, but that doesn't mean it never happened. That said, I have done some very large and abusive stuff and a ton of trail riding on my '07 with no issues (except of course the frame is 1.5lbs heavier)

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    I had a 2008 RX before the 10 and never broke a link on it(rode it on the same trails as we are ridng the new bikes on), this also goes for the other 4 guys that I ride with, on older RX's.

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    I was talking to the owner of my LBS yesterday and he said as far as he knows it's just the 2010 XOs

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    Dgremlin,

    It is all 2010 Reign X's, not just the X0's

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    I have a 2010 Reign XO and i have just snapped my SECOND lower link arm. super pissed as heading overseas in a week and need my bike.

    2010 Reign XO
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    100kg (220lbs)
    Snapped during XC ride.

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    Any new word to when Giant is going to do something about this?

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    Good to know about this before pullingt the trigger, which I was very close on doing. I ride all of AM trails and XC stuff and weigh 210. Hmm might have to wait to see if there is a fix and how soon it would be. The Regin X was up against the Firebird which I hear some flexing issue but no brakage just yet or posted about yet.

    Hope to hear more soon about this issue and hopfully a solution to it!
    .Hoog just texted me and said it's "Surface area to G2 tangential force vector ratio optimization. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by doodooboi
    the Firebird which I hear some flexing issue but no brakage just yet or posted about yet.
    I'm interested to hear more about this as i've not heard about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979@optusnet.com.au
    I'm interested to hear more about this as i've not heard about it.

    Well some of the local riders here have mentioned time to time but it didn't seem as if they were too bothered or happen too often to make a noise about it. Actually it's basically a non-issue kind of thing.
    For me this is a bigger issue than it actually is cause I can really flex a bike when I am climbing. I am not not powerhouse climber of any sort but bikes tend to flex under my weight when I am climbing.
    .Hoog just texted me and said it's "Surface area to G2 tangential force vector ratio optimization. "

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    anymore updates to warranty of frames or improve replacement linkages??
    .Hoog just texted me and said it's "Surface area to G2 tangential force vector ratio optimization. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by doodooboi
    anymore updates to warranty of frames or improve replacement linkages??
    I haven't heard anything new.

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    I have a 2010 Reign SX that I have had for a little over a month now. I haven't broken a link yet, but it concerns me that so many are breaking because I ride fairly hard and hit pretty decent size jumps. I talked to the shop who sold me my bike and they haven't seen any broken links on any of the bikes they have sold. If I break my link I'll let you guys know.

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    We just had another 2010 reign X rider snap his link today. I will take pictures later tonight and post them up. That now makes 8 broken links. This is just in southern Nevada; all of them broke while climbing!

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    Broken, pictures

    I just replaced the lower link for my friend. If you look at the last picture you can see where his crank hit the chain stay when the link snaped and everything flexed, the chain stay has a nice size dent in it! It is a good thing we had the shop order a few extra lower links for us to keep in the tool box. I hope Giant fixes this problem SOON!!!
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    Coming from the Vegas group....

    Just an FYI to everyone outside of the Las Vegas group. Most of the links that are being broke are coming on XC trails. Not too many people in the group are jumping their bikes. At the most people are doing 2-3 ft drops. We do ride fast going down, but this bike should definitely take it.

    By the way, I am one of three riders that have the 08 in the group and have not had the problem. Sorry had to pour some salt on the wound.

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    Man. I just ordered an 11 frame. I hope they fixed the issue. I have an 08 now and never any problems. I should just keep my 08 and forget about a new one.

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    One more "Reinga X1 GIANT 2010, broken shock link teacher two times in 5 months, with soft-road use (I have 50 years)

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    Un cordial saludo .
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwanoron
    I just replaced the lower link for my friend. If you look at the last picture you can see where his crank hit the chain stay when the link snaped and everything flexed, the chain stay has a nice size dent in it! It is a good thing we had the shop order a few extra lower links for us to keep in the tool box. I hope Giant fixes this problem SOON!!!
    Is Giant going to replace the rear triangle of the bike since the dent was caused by the linkage snapping?

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    With all these broken links on the Reign X's, it makes me wish I would of bought a Faith. Is the Reign X the only bike in the Giant line up that is breaking this link so far?

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